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51st Ronde van Vlaanderen 1967 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian






Merckx Misses the Move

Neil Fore, Flanders champion in 1963, made the decisive attack and broke away alone.  Only 34 year old Italian Dino Zandegu could bridge the gap.  In the peloton young Belgian Eddy Merckx missed the move.  Merckx tried everything to cross the gap but couldn’t shake Zandegu’s teammate Felice Gimondi. 

Dino Zandegu powered past Fore in the sprint to win his first Major Classic.

Flanders April 2, 1967
245 Km, Gent to Merelbeke

1. Dino ZANDEGU (Ita) 6h16'00"

2. Noel Fore (Bel)

3. Eddy Merckx (Bel) +20"

Starters: 139
Finishers: 92
Average Speed: 39.103 km/h



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